Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Power Poppy Black Friday Sale

20% Off for 24 Hours with Power Poppy's first ever sale! 

~ This Sale will run from midnight on the 28th through 11:59 PM that evening. 
~ This Sale is on clear stamps only and doesn't apply to gift card purchases or digi stamps. 

Did you hear me say gift cards? YES! Power Poppy now has them, just in time for the holidays. So,   if you want to share that fact too -- here's a link:  Gift Cards

Friday, November 14, 2014

Waltzingmouse Pajama Party

For my Power Poppy post, click HERE.

It's the 14th, and that means it's time for another Pajama Party over at Waltzingmouse Stamps.  For all the party details, or to enter your project, click HERE.

I made two projects today.  The first is for the "Wrap it up warm" challenge.  I made a box out of Kraft cardstock, scored at 1/4' intervals, and ink distressed it with Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger).  I made a bow out of burlap ribbon, and some fancy trim, and added a stamped tag, because a gift is not complete without a tag right?  I used three WMS sets on this tag:  Festive Foliage, Warm Fuzzies, and Elf Made.  The tag was made with a WMS die called Stitched Tags.  My flakes are a little goopy, but I liked them that way.  They stamp clear and beautiful if you use Versamark ink and embossing powder.  I used a thick white, wet pigment ink, and was stamping them while the paper was still in the die.  That made the lines less defined because of the pressure required to stamp over the die. 

The "Helicopter pods" (that's what we called them as kids.  I have no idea what their technical name is.) were "Rock-n-Rolled with Olive Grove and Rich Cocoa Memento Inks.  The berries were colored with Copics.

My next project is for the "Old Pajamas" challenge to use Candy Jar Christmas sets.  I tell ya, Mrs. Claus can be a difficult lady.  I couldn't get the framing right.  Ovals, embossing powders, white on black, or black on white.  We finally both agreed this was good.  I thought she looked very authoritative in this silhouette, so the Candy Jar sentiment "Been Good?" seemed appropriate.  :)

That's it for today's projects.  I hope you have entered some projects for the challenges.  The more you enter, the better chance you have of winning some Waltzingmouse Store credit! 

Thanks for visiting!!

  Happy Stamping!


Gift Box
StampsFestive Foliage, Warm Fuzzies, Elf Made (Waltzingmouse)
Paper:  Kraft and Vintage Cream (PTI)
Ink:  Olive Grove and Rich Cocoa (Memento), Whisper White (SU!), Vintage Photo Distress (Ranger)
Accessories:  Stitched Tags die (Waltzingmouse), Copics, Scor-Pal, White Embossing Powder (Ranger), Burlap Ribbon, Vintage Lace Trim, Vintage Button, Burlap String, Green Stripe Grossgrain Ribbon

Mrs. Claus Silhouette Card
StampsCandy Jar Christmas (Waltzingmouse)
Paper:  Santa's List (Teresa Collins), Black and White (PTI)
Ink:  Onyx Black (Versafine)
Accessories:  Labels 41 Decorative Accents dies (Spellbinders), Pearls (MME), Sewing Machine

Bottlebrush Resist

Hello my creative friends!!  I have a wonderfully CAS (Clean and Simple) card to share with you today for this weeks Power Poppy Peeps Challenge.  I used the Bottlebrush set for this card and it came together very quickly.

I just used a simple Emboss Resist Technique for this beautiful collage of Bottlebrush Trees.  I stamped them with Whisper White Pigment Ink (SU!), and embossed them with Super Fine White Embossing Powder (Ranger).  I then took a sponge dauber and, in a circular motion, added some Spun Sugar Ranger Distress Ink to the trees.  Lastly, I added a sentiment, using Smokey Gray Versafine ink, a Metallic embroidery thread bow, along with a Sparklet (Kaisercraft) center.  Easy, peasy.  Each panel is raised with Scotch Dimensional tape, and the border was punched using an EK Success punch with a double scored line above.

I did something a little different though with the framing of the trees though.  Let me explain:

To create the frame, I took a Standard Spellbinders Rectangle and laid it on top of white card stock.  I taped it down, flipped it over and laid it on the cutting plate with the rectangle side down.  I then put my embossing mat over it, along with another plate and ran it through my diecutting machine.  When you remove the rectangle die, you have a beautifully embossed piece.  But I flipped mine over and used the other side.  I loved how the frame popped up off the piece instead of appearing debossed.  Does that make sense?  

This first photo is the framed side I used.

Here's the flip side

I tried taking a picture of each one, but, it's hard to tell the difference in the photos.  All I can do is suggest that you try it yourself.  After embossing your shape, flip the card stock over and look at the other side.

This card is a standard A2 size, so it's easy to mail too.  You could eliminate the layers for a flatter version if you like.

Now, if you'd like some more inspiration, stop by the following Bloom Brigade Blogs:
Thanks for stopping by!!  I hope you have a terrific weekend!

       Happy Stamping!


StampsBottlebrush (Power Poppy)
Paper:  White (PTI)
Ink:  Whisper White (SU!), Smokey Gray (Versafine), Spun Sugar (Ranger Distress)
Accessories:  White Embossing Powder (Ranger), Standard Rectangle Die (Spellbinders), Metallic Embroidery Thread, Sparklet (Kaisercraft), Dimensional Tape 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Funky Fall Feathers

I'm sharing a project over on the Waltzingmouse Team Talk Blog and would love it if you'd stop by for a visit!

     Happy Stamping!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Power Poppy November Release ~ Oh Holy Night

Power Poppy's November release is now available for purchase!!!  Woo-Hoo!!  It's actually the second of two Holiday Releases.  You can find them both HERE.  I used the new Oh Holy Night set for today's card.  I just embossed it with Silver Embossing Powder onto Vellum, adhered it to some silver cardstock, and added an embellished bow.  The frame was embossed with Shabby White Embossing Enamel.

That's it for me.  Be sure to check out what the rest of the Bloom Brigade has to share for inspiration!!
Be sure to stop by Power Poppy for this month's release.

    Happy Stamping!

StampsOh Holy Night (Power Poppy)
Paper:  Vintage Cream and Vellum (PTI), Silver
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  A2 Devine Eloquence die (Spellbinders), Silver Embossing Powder (Sweet Stamps), Shabby White Embossing Enamel (Stampendous), Ribbon (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store), Decorative Stick Pins (Crafting with Darcie and Pizzazz Aplenty), Border Punch (Martha Stewart), Cream Pearl Pen (Viva Decor) 

Friday, October 31, 2014

Power Poppy ~ Heaven and Nature Sing
Okay...Sparkle alert y'all!!  I'm just giving you a heads up before I describe the card I made featuring one of Power Poppy's soon to be released (like, tomorrow soon) sets called Heaven and Nature Sing.  I actually used 4 images from this set to make this card.  My coloring aside...aren't the birds and flowers just stunning?  The details....*sigh*....are like none other.  And they are a dream to color.  Oh...the possibilities.  I even had a hard time deciding what colors to use on the birds.  I originally colored them red/yellow and orange, but decided they looked too tropical for a Christmas card....well, unless you were going to spend Christmas someplace like Hawaii anyway. 

So, I used a variety of Copics to color my birds, as well as a white Sharpie pen to give the feathers and flower centers some highlights.    I framed them with a couple of dies from two Spellbinders sets:  Majestic Labels 25 and Opulent Ovals.  I ran the Majestic frame and center through my Xyron 900 machine and burnished some Prisma Glitter (Hero Arts) on the frame, and some Transparent Micro Fine Cool Highlight Glitter (Glitter Ritz) on the center with the sentiment.  The Opulent Oval frame was inked with Versamark, and then heat embossed using some Shabby Blue Embossing Enamel (Stampendous).

Below is a close-up picture of the birds, sparkle and embossing.

Okay, that sums up today's project.  I have a CAS card to share with you for the release tomorrow.  Yep, it's true, the sets we've been featuring will be available for purchase tomorrow. 

Before you go though, be sure you haven't missed an inspirational stop.  Here are the links the the Bloom Brigade gals who have projects to share today:
Copics: R37, R35, YR02, Y04, BG45, BG15, BG11, BG05, YG97, YG91, YG67, YG63, YG13, YG9, YG7, YG6, YG03, T7, T5, T3, T2, T0, E37, E35

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to drop by again tomorrow for the final peek!  Tomorrow is release day after all.  :)

     Happy Stamping!

StampsHeaven and Nature Sing (Power Popy)
Paper:  A gift for you (Maja Designs), Cryogen White, White (PTI)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), Pumice Stone (Ranger Distress), Versamark
Accessories:  Copics, Majestic Labels 25 and Opulent Ovals dies (Spellbinders), Quickie Glue Pen, Prisma Glitter (Hero Arts), Transparent Microfine Cool Highlight Glitter (Glitter Ritz), Shabby Blue Embossing Enamel (Stampendous), White Sharpie, Silk Ribbon (Stamp Simply), White Stamens (Wild Orchid Crafts) 

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Power Poppy Preview ~ Merry Littles

Hello stamping friends!!  We are featuring the cutest set of "Little" images and they are so much fun to work with.  I needed two little gift bags for a couple of friends of mine, and thought it would be fun to make little "tag pockets" on the front instead of hanging tags from the handles.  And this set:  Merry Littles, has the perfect images for such pockets and tags.

For my first pocket, I colored the "Little" poinsettia with Copics and popped up the center of it to give it dimension.  I stamped the sentiment, "be Merry" with Smokey Gray Versafine.


For the tag inside, I inked up the pinecone branch with Pistachio, Olive Grove and Rich Cocoa Memento Inks.  "Peace on Earth" is from the set "Oh Holy Night" and was stamped with Smokey Gray Versafine.

For my second gift bag, I only used stamps on the inside tag.  All the rest was made with decorative papers.

I stamped the sentiment "Good Cheer" with Gray Flannel Memento Ink and colored the berries and holly leaf with Copics.  The tree was stamped with Old Olive, Rich Cocoa and Toffee Crunch Memento Inks.

That's it for my projects today.  Be sure to stop by the following Bloom Brigade Blogs for some more Inspiration:
Copics:  R37, R35, R32, Y04

Thank you so much for dropping by today.  Stop in again tomorrow.  I have a detailed sparkly project to share.

   Happy Stamping!


Poinsettia Bag
StampsMerry Littles and Oh Holy Night (Power Poppy)
Paper:  A Gift for You (Maja Designs), Smokey Shadow (PTI)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black, Pistachio, Olive Grove and Rich Cocoa (Memento), Smokey Gray (Versafine), Pumice Stone (Ranger Distress)
Accessories:  Copics, Curved Borders One (Spellbinders), Wreath Builder (Dee's Distinctively A Cut Above), Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Decorative Trims, Glitter (Hero Arts), Quickie Glue Pen, Sewing Machine

Good Cheer Mitten Bag
StampsMerry Littles
Paper:  A Gift For You (Maja Designs)
Ink:  Gray Flannel, Olive Grove, Rich Cocoa and Toffee Crunch (Memento), Pumice Stone (Ranger Distress)
Accessories:  Copics, Nested Mittens, Back to Basics Tags, Postage Stamps and Standard Square dies (Spellbinders), Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Sewing Machine, Twine 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Don't make me tell Santa....

For my Power Poppy Post, click HERE

Waltzingmouse's newest sets are now available for purchase!!  Woo-Hoo!!  If you've arrived here from  Karin's inspirational blog, you're on the right track.  If not, start off at the Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog for a list of everyone hopping today, and to find out how you could win some Waltzingmouse stamps.

To tempt you once more, I have a card, to share, that I made using the Elf Made set.  Isn't this little guy just darling?  And with the sentiment, the candy cane seems like a sweet little threat...*wink*  I paper pieced everything except the candy cane, his stockings, face and hair.  It was a fun little project that took some time with fussy cutting, but I love the overall look.  The large red candy in the background was masked and stamped over a few times to create that striking red backdrop to that charming little elf.

Don't you just love that sentiment:  "Don't make me tell Santa"'s just too cute and fun.

That about sums up my project.  Next you'll want to stop by the lovely and talented, Becca's blog.

      Happy Stamping!


StampsElf Made (Waltzingmouse)
Paper: A Gift for You (Maja Designs), White (PTI)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black, Love Letter and Pistachio (Memento), Pumice Stone (Ranger), Smokey Gray (Versafine)
Accessories:  Copics, Twine, Distrezz-it-All (Zutter)

Power Poppy Preview ~ Bough Wow Wow

For my Waltzingmouse post, click HERE.

Hello Power Poppy Peeps!!  It's that time again!!  Time to share some peeks of Marcella's newest designs: the Happiest Holiday Collection - Part 2... And let me tell you....they....are....GORGEOUS!!!  Today we're featuring an elegant and charming set that is full of dainty details.  It's called Bough Wow Wow.  Isn't that just too clever?!?!

I've decorated my Christmas tree with a red/white/silver theme the past few years, so I tend to lean toward that with ornaments; thus the red/white colors.  The image is colored with Copics, and the berries are decorated with some glitter.  Lastly I added some Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), some burlap string, and a little Sparklet (Kaisercraft) in the center. 

I popped up some holly, as well as one of the ornaments that surround the frame.  Here's a close up so you can see the sparkle and dimension.

That's my project for today.  Be sure to stop by some the following Bloom Brigade Blogs for some more inspiration.
Copics:  R - 39, 37, 35, 14, 11, 00
             W - 2, 1, 00
            YG - 97, 91, 67, 63, 13, 01
              E - 50, 01

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!  I hope you've found some Christmas inspiration!
I have another project to share tomorrow with another stunning set!!  I hope you'll visit again!

      Happy Stamping!

Stamps: Bough Wow Wow (Power Poppy)
Paper:  Santa's List (Teresa Collins), Cryogen, Kraft (PTI)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Accessories:  Copics, Majestic Labels 25 dies (Spellbinders), Quickie Glue Pen, Glitter (Hero Arts), Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Burlap String, Sparklet (Kaisercraft)

Monday, October 27, 2014

Elf Made...

Hello!!  I have another Waltzingmouse project to share with you today, and it features a new set called Elf Made.  This set has so many "tag making" features, that I just had to focus on a tag.  I will share my coordinating card tomorrow....RELEASE DAY!!!

I used 6 different stamped images for this Waltzingmouse tag:  No peeking, certified form, red "Passed" circle, elf made, #3, and 2014.  The tag was die cut using the largest Stitched Tags Die (WMS), and the bag was made using a Gift Bag Punch Board (We R Memory Keepers).

That's it for today's project.  Be sure to stop by tomorrow for some more inspiration...and to see the coordinating card to this gift bag.  I did a lot of paper piecing and loved how it turned out.

Here are the links to the other WMS design team members who have projects to share today.
Be sure to stop by the WMS Blog (Claire) for details on how you can win some Waltzingmouse stamps too!!

Thanks for dropping by!
   Happy Stamping!

StampsElf Made (Waltzingmouse)
Paper:  A Gift for you (Maja Designs), Black (PTI)
Ink:  Versamark, Onyx Black and Smokey Gray (Versafine), Pumice Stone (Ranger Distress), Red Magic (Versamagic), Toffee Crunch (Memento)
AccessoriesStitched Tag die (WMS), Gift Bag Punch Board (We R Memory Keepers), Twine, Weathered White Embossing Powder (Ranger) 

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Jolly Old Elf Wreath

Hello everyone!!  I'm back again to share the card I made using today's featured stamp set by Waltzingmouse Stamps:  Jolly Old Elf

You might be wondering where the elf is...Well, don't worry, he's on the inside with the greeting. ;)

This set has a such a variety of sweet little pine sprigs, holly leaves, berries and pinecones, that I thought, why not make a wreath?

Here's my little elf sharing the greeting on the inside.

That's today's project.  If you haven't already, stop by the following WMS design team blogs for some more Christmas inspiration!
Be sure to stop by tomorrow for a peek of another absolutely charming set!!

    Happy Stamping!

StampsJolly Old Elf (Waltzingmouse)
Paper:  A Gift For You (Maja Design), Vintage Cream (PTI)
Ink:  Pistachio, Olive Grove, Northern Pine, Toffee Crunch, Rich Cocoa, Espresso Truffle, Love Letter (Memento), Pumice Stone (Ranger), Smokey Gray (Versafine)
Accessories:  Standard Circle and Scalloped Circle Dies (Spellbinders), Sparklet (Kaisercraft), Twine, Library Clip (SU!), Sewing Machine, Distrezz-it-All (Zutter)
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